The Mikado Updates (2016)

The New Mikado

We recently saw THE NEW MIKADO and heartily endorse it. They did wonderful work with the libretto, making only minor changes, staying true to the script, while opening it up to a wider, more diverse audience. It was clever, hilarious, and full of heart.

Congratulations, Lamplighters, and the entire cast, crew and creative team! And thank you immensely for being in conversation with us these past few months.


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Broadway World, Lamplighters Theatre March 25th Press Release

Min Kahng's Orientalism & The Mikado


NBC News, NYC Production draws criticism

New York Times, Mikado Production Canceled Over Racial Concerns

Seattle Times, Mikado Yellowface Debate at Seattle Rep Theatre Forum

The Mikado in Yellowface... Why We Should Talk About It

Desdemona Chiang's Why The Mikado is Still Problematic: Cultural Appropriation 101

It's Time To Reinvent The Mikado Without The Racism

TCG Takes Official Position on Color Conscious Casting

Apology from TCG's writer after the article above was posted

Takeaways From The Mikado Yellowface-Off

American Theatre, Keep Your Hands Off My Kimono White People